Bronzer 101: Bobbi Brown Breaks Down the Basics of Bronzer

Bronzer is the secret for getting that beach-ready glow without soaking up damag

— -- Bronzer is the secret for getting that beach-ready glow without soaking up damaging UV rays.

The look has been perfected by A-list celebrities, including Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez and Victoria Beckham.

Makeup guru and Yahoo Beauty’s editor-in-chief, Bobbi Brown, appeared on “Good Morning America” today as part of the Yahoo Your Day series – a collaboration between “GMA” and experts from Yahoo – to share the basics about bronzer.

Brown said bronzer was the quickest way to give some life to the face, adding that it can also be used to correct foundation that’s not the right color.

“Bronzer will absolutely" make your skin look healthier, she said.

Bronzer is used after foundation and concealer have been applied, Brown said. People should choose a bronzer that works with their skin tone and which doesn’t have any shine.

“And the way to put it on is to smile. You find the apple of the cheek. And then you blend it up. And then the trick is you also blend it down,” she said, adding that a wide brush should be used.

Bronzer should also be used on the forehead and nose so the sun-kissed effects appears natural. But, she added, the goal isn’t to give the user the appearance of a tan.

“You just want to tint the skin. … A lot of women just put it on the cheek. And then they walk away. But you use it, you blend it. You can put blush on top of it. You can put a little bit of shimmer on top of it,” she said.